I will apologize in advance for how short the report is this week. In complete transparency our live bait vending machine showed up earlier than expected and we are scrambling to get it secured and configured and get our electrician out to see us. Here is an abridged version of our report:
We are hearing of walleye being caught scattered all over the lake on various baits, from vibE’s to flicker shads (FireTail Chrome Candy Jointed #5) as well as Flicker minnows (Prime Time #9) depending on if you want to cast or troll. It seems guys are averaging 1-3 fish but a few of our regulars have gotten into schools of some 15-20″ fish early this week and caught 20-30 in an hour with the biggest being about 19″. Stay away from crawler harnesses unless u want to wade through catfish.
Crappie are being caught trolling Flicker Shads as well as on jigs under the 14 bridge and 224 bridge late at night. Look for fish from 7-10′ of water.
Bass are being caught readily on Ned Rigs and Bandito Bugs (either Texas Rigged or as trailers) near structure in fairly shallow water 1-5′ as well as some have been caught behind the Spillway leading to Milton. Bigger fish seem to be coming from underneath docks early in the morning or later in the evening. 10″ Power Worms have also been pulling in some fish, with more of the bigger fish coming on the power worms and more fish coming on Ned Rigs and Bandito Bugs.
Catfish have been preferring nightcrawlers and shrimp over any other bait. Fish are being caught on both floats and on the bottom as they have been very active with the heat. Expect the catfish to slow down slightly over the next few weeks as temperatures begin to drop.
Again, sorry for how short today’s report is, we will be back next week with more for you all!